Rajaswari commenced Bharata Natyam at the age of 9 and is currently learning Odissi under Manjula Hari.
She began as a volunteer at the Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) and Annalakshmi in Kuala Lumpur. She helped with the TFA’s HANSA magazine and some of the TFA KL music and dance shows. She was also the voice for Mahsuri – the Malay dance drama production by TFA. Raji came to Perth and joined the Temple of Fine Arts Perth in 1994, performing at various TFA local and international events.
Raji’s interest in Balavihar teaching (4-6 year olds) began while watching her daughter learn to dance back in 1997. She has been teaching 4-6 year-olds since then. She is very passionate about nurturing children in dance and music. Her joy is knowing the children are eager to attend classes. Her philosophy for teaching children is ‘Be a child to teach a child’. Raj also teaches Carnatic vocal for 4-6 year olds.
Raji also runs movement classes in the Bollywood genre for adults and has been involved in the choreography and coordination of the recreation classes offered by TFA through workshops in The Swan Festival of Lights.
She has also been the Master of Ceremony for Swan Festival of Lights and other TFA productions